Posted On June 13th, 2010 -


Conway Noboru Yamamoto passed away on April 14, 2010 in Reno, Nevada after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife Lorine of 63 years, children: Louise (Ed) Sakihama, Dennis (Mary) Yamamoto, Sandra (Randy) Krivo; grandchildren: Dean (Karen) Sakihama, Derek Sakihama, Jill (Andy Buffington) Yamamoto, Kyle Yamamoto, Michael Krivo, Bryan Krivo; sisters: Helen Tachibana, Cynthia (Walker) Kelley. He was preceded in death by son: Russell Yamamoto.

He was born in Honolulu, Hawaii to Sawazo and Kameno Yamamoto on March 1, 1921. Conway graduated from McKinley High School and the University of Hawaii. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, MIS in the Philippines.

Conway’s professional life encompassed all aspects of civil engineering. In his career he worked for the City and County of Honolulu, Park Engineering and retired after 20 years with the U.S. Civil Service, working with the U.S. Air Force in Hawaii and Japan.

Throughout his life, Conway was an avid golfer finding much enjoyment with family and friends, striving for and ultimately making the prized “Hole in One”. In his later years, he and Lorine critically followed the PGA tours, analyzing both the skills and temperaments of champions and challengers.

Above all, he loved his wife and family, and will be remembered for the determination and energy he put into all of his life’s endeavors.

The family will gather for a celebration of his life in Honolulu on Monday, June 21, 2010 at Hee Hing Restaurant at 12:00 Noon. In lieu of flowers and koden, the family suggests that donations be made in Conway’s name to the American Heart Association.

- Denotes U.S. Military Veteran